Montag, 8. Oktober 2012

The one with the book that always makes me remember my youth - MoFo Book Challenge #8 - The Catcher in the Rye

Is there anything left to say about Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye? I don't think so. Instead of telling you about the plot, which I am sure all of you know anyway, I tell you how reading Salinger's novel feels to me: The catcher in the rye is a book that grows with you, it changes everytime you read it and I always find new facets in the plot, understand more and grow into the story. The moments that touch me are never the same. It is one of these rare books that are full of the kind of wisdom you only understand in certain periods of your life. If you ever had times that you feeled fed up with life, you will start connecting to Holden Caulfield right away. Salinger takes you into Holden's world which is filled with bitterness, fear and desperation. Within a few days he grows up and even outgrows his childhood.
A wonderful book for everyone, but especially for those that do not know which way to go right now. 

I had no idea which dish to cook, something New York related? Or something that illustrates growing up?

Instead I decided to state the obvious and go with something simple, yet delicious:

Catcher in the Rye Bread Soup

2 slices rye bread, diced
1,5l vegetable broth
2 cloves of garlic
~1tbsp olive oil
marjoram, parsley, chives
splash of plant cream

roast bread dices in oil, deglaze with vegetable broth, add spices and garlic and simmer for 10min
add plant cream and serve with bread and/or frankfurter slices


  1. Ich liebe den Chatcher in the Rye!
    Danke dass Du mich daran erinnerst, das Buch wiedermal zu lesen!
    Und die Suppe hört sich köstlich an!

    1. Ich hab das auch oft, da erinnert mich jemand (oder etwas) an eines meiner Lieblingsbücher und ich muss es sofort wieder lesen :)

  2. Yay - for reading banned books!

  3. Mit dieser Lösung bin ich zufrieden !


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